American Premieres: The 1930s

Mahler's Symphony No. 9, Ravel's Concerto for Piano (for the left hand), and Profokiev's Peter and the Wolf, op. 67 all premiered at Symphony Hall during the 1930s.

Composer Title of Work First Performance
Nabokov, Nicolas Symphonic Lyrique October 31, 1930
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Stravinsky, Igor Symphony of Psalms December 19, 1930
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Lourie, Arthur Sonate Liturgique in the form of
Four Chorales
January 2, 1931
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Steinert, Alexander Leggenda Sinfonica March 13, 1931
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 9 October 16, 1931
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Pick-Mangiagalli, Riccard Scene Carnavalesque from 
Casanova in Venice
November 13, 1931
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Stravinsky, Igor Concerto for Violin in D January 1, 1932
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Toch, Ernst Bunte Suite, Op. 48 March 25, 1932
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Martelli, Henri Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 31 April 22, 1932 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Bax, Arnold Winter Legends, Symphonie Concertante for
Piccolo flute and Orchestra
January 11, 1932
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Prokofiev, Serge The Gambler, Four Character Portraits, Op. 49 November 4, 1932
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Tcherepnin, Alexander Magna Mater, Op. 41 December 9, 1932
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Martinu, Bohuslav String Quartet with Orchestra December 22, 1932
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Walton, William Belshazzar's Feast March 31, 1933
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Honegger, Arthur Mouvement Symphonique No. 3 November 3, 1933
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Markevitch, Igor Introduction and Hymn December 15, 1933
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Ravel, Maurice Concerto for Piano (for the left hand) November 9, 1934
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Concerto for Violin December 7, 1934
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Szymanowski, Karol Concerto for Violin No. 2, Op. 61 December 28, 1934
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Lazar, Filip Concerto for Piano No. 3, Op. 23 March 8, 1935
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Stravinsky, Igor Persephone, Melodrama in Three Parts March 15, 1935
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Berg, Alban Symphonic Pieces from Lulu

March 22, 1935
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor

Casella, Alfredo Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Piano February 21, 1936
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Bach, J.S. Chaconne for Violin unaccompanied
(trans. A. Casella)
March 27, 1936 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Messiaen, Oliver Les Offrandes Oubliees,
Meditation Symphonique
October 16, 1936
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Clementi, Muzio Symphony in D (No. 2)
(revised by Alfredo Casella)
December 4, 1936
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Castagnone, Riccardo Preludio Giocoso (after Carlo Goldoni) January 15, 1937
Mitropoulos, conductor
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Concerto for Piano January 22, 1937
Mitropoulos, conductor
Shaporin, Yuri Alexandrov Symphony in C minor for Chorus and
Orchestra, Op. 11
Februar 26, 1937
Richard Burgin, conductor
Berg, Alban Concerto for Violin March 5, 1937
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Roussel, Albert Rapsodie Flamande April 23, 1937 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Prokofiev, Serge Russian Overture, Op. 72 October 15, 1937
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Kodaly, Zoltan Ballet Music November 5, 1937
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Prokofiev, Serge Concerto for Violin No. 2 in G minor, Op. 6 December 17, 1937
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Sibelius, Jean The Captive Queen December 31, 1937
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Prokofiev, Serge Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 March 25, 1938
Serge Prokofiev, conductor
Prokofiev, Serge Romeo and Juliet, Second Suite, Op. 64 ter March 25, 1938
Serge Prokofiev, conductor
Krenek, Ernst Concerto for Piano No. 2, Op. 81 November 4, 1938
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Schumann, Robert Carnaval November 25, 1938
Eugene Goossens, conductor
Lipatti, Dinu Chef cu Lautari January 13, 1939
Georges Enesco, conductor
Langendoen, Jakobus Improvisations for Orchestra January 20, 1939
Burgin, Richard, conductor
Ibert, Jacques Chamber Concertino for Saxophone
and Orchestra
October 20, 1939 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor